Stories of Impact from the Social Innovation Fund

Dec 31, 2013
  • Description

The Social Innovation Fund is an initiative of the federal government's Corporation for National and Community Service intended to improve the lives of people in low-income communities. It does so by mobilizing public and private resources to grow promising and innovative community-based solutions that have evidence of compelling impact in three areas of priority need: economic opportunity, healthy futures and youth development. The Social Innovation Fund promotes an approach to giving that includes many of the fundamentals that members of the GEO community helped pioneer and have long advocated for, and the fund is aligned with GEO's own mission to promote grantmaking strategies and practices that contribute to grantee success. GEO, through the Scaling What Works initiative, and the Corporation for National and Community Service collected stories that showcase the work of Social Innovation Fund grantees in their communities. These stories feature individuals and families who have benefited from the programs and services of nonprofits receiving support through the Social Innovation Fund and its private philanthropic partners, and they show the ways in which these high-performing organizations are growing their impact within communities across the nation.